Statistical Mechanics of Solids

Hardcover | September 15, 2000

byLouis A. Girifalco

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This monograph, suitable for use as an advanced text, presents the statistical mechanics of solids from the perspective of the material properties of the solid state. The statistical mechanics are developed as a tool for understanding properties and each chapter includes useful exercises toillustrate the topics covered. Topics discussed include the theory of the harmonic crystal, the theory of free electrons in metal and semiconductors, electron transport, alloy ordering, surfaces and polymers.

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This monograph, suitable for use as an advanced text, presents the statistical mechanics of solids from the perspective of the material properties of the solid state. The statistical mechanics are developed as a tool for understanding properties and each chapter includes useful exercises toillustrate the topics covered. Topics discusse...

Louis A. Girifalco is at University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195119657

ISBN - 13:9780195119657

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Table of Contents

1. The Basics of Thermodynamics2. Principles of Statistical Mechanics3. Particle Statistics4. The Harmonic Crystal5. Anharmonic Properties and the Equation of State6. Free Electron Theory in Metals and Semiconductors7. Statistical-Kinetic Theory of Electron Transport8. Order-Disorder Alloys9. Magnetic Order10. Phase Equilibria11. Critical Exponents and the Renormalization Group12. Surfaces and Interfaces13. The Theory of Random Flight14. Linear Polymer Chains15. Vacancies and Interstitials in Monatomic Crystals16. Point Defects in Dilute Alloys17. Diffusion in Simple CrystalsAppendix 1 Combinatorial Problems in Statistical MechanicsAppendix 2 The Method of Undetermined MultipliersAppendix 3 Stirling's ApproximationAppendix 4 Sums and IntegralsAppendix 5 Fermi IntegralsAppendix 6 Kirkwood's Second MomentAppendix 7 The Generalized Lattice GasAppendix 8 Dyadics and Crystal SymmetryAdditional ReadingsIndex